Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business // Balance
Balancing Work, Life and Academics
You are entering an academic program that comes with its own demands and obligations. Investing in your professional development through graduate study is exciting. However, it adds to your daily responsibilities. You are successful because you have figured out how to identify priorities and balance your day-to-day activities. You may experience a period of adjustment as you acclimate to the academic rhythm of class and assignments.
We designed the program for busy professionals like you. We also encourage you to leverage your resources to stay healthy and well.
As you know, we have a unique executive-level program offered in a flexible, cohort-based format to help you balance your life while achieving your professional goals. Our 19-month program was designed with the following structure for busy professionals like you:
- Classes are held one weekend a month.
- A third of the coursework is delivered online.
- Out-of-class activities can be scheduled around your commitments.
- Cohort members build connections and support one another.
We understand your schedule is full. The Executive Programs staff plan all the details so you can concentrate on academics. Then when you are home, you can focus on work and family.
The staff will:
- Distribute all program materials, including textbooks, e-books, and case studies.
- Act as your registrar, enrolling you in your courses each term.
- Arrange all meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks) on class days.
- Provide technology and infrastructure support inside and outside the classroom.
- Coordinate arrangements and activities outside of the classroom.
- Provide moral support throughout the program and beyond.
Pursuing your Executive MBA is demanding, and we want to help you balance the demands of your job and the healthy management of life outside of work.
Through programs that promote physical and mental fitness, the university encourages graduate students to be strong in body as well as mind. We’ve compiled helpful resources that are available through Student Health Service, Counseling Center, Health and Wellness Center and Disability Resources and Services Department. Graduate students also have access to a Stress-Free Zone focusing on mindfulness in addition to a range of fitness facilities and intramural sports.